Adolescent Health Transition Project


Adolescent Health Transition Project


The Adolescent Health Transition Project is designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs. This site is a resource for information, materials, and links for people interested in health transition issues.

Site contents include:

  • Information for:
    • Teens and young adults
      • Diabetes-specific information
    • Parents and families
      • Diabetes-specific information
    • Health care providers and educators
    • Adult health care guidelines
  • Health history summary for teens
  • Medical summaries
    • Portable medical summary
    • Shriners Hospital transition summary
    • Build your own care notebook
    • Transition summaries
  • Transitions
    • Transition timelines
    • Transition stories
    • Early-, mid-, and late-transition letters
  • Adolescent autonomy checklists
  • Health insurance options for young adults with disabilities and special health care needs
  • Working Together for Successful Transition: Washington State Adolescent Transition Resource Notebook
  • Tips for choosing and talking with your health care provider
  • Ticket-to-work: Information for Washington State teens
  • Presentations:
    • Transition PowerPoint slide sets
    • Health information from the Health and Wellness Advocacy Project of the Adults and Elders Program at the Center on Human Development and Disability

The site also includes a link to three care planning forms that can help teens with special needs share important health information and help them begin managing their own care.


University of Washington, Center on Human Development and Disability

Funding Sources:

Washington State Department of Health, Children with Special Needs Program (CSHCN)


Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: June 2009
Last Updated: 07/06/09

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